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Congratulations To The 2016 Working Mother Winners!

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TAGS: Dow Jones, GE, Accenture, Johnson & Johnson, Women in the workplace, Working moms

Congratulations to our Fairygodboss Partners named “Best Companies For Women” 2016 by Working Mother Magazine.

Working Mother Magazine is famous for its annual list of companies that go above and beyond to make their workplaces great. Working Mother performs extensive research to understand which companies explore industry-leading policies on equitable promotion, institutional support, paid leave and flexibility. This recognition is critically important -- not just for praising the companies who lead the way but also for establishing a blueprint for how all companies can improve over time.

We are thrilled that four of our Fairygodboss Launch Partners were named to the list this year. Here’s a brief snapshot of the great worked that has earned them this recognition:

Accenture
Accenture has been loud and clear about the importance of gender diversity to its corporate strategy: they were the first big consulting firm to publish race and gender diversity statistics in an effort to drive results. According to the company, “Accenture believes that gender equality is an essential element of an inclusive workplace, and we strive to create an environment where all of our people can be successful, both professionally and personally.” Accenture has pledged to grow the percentage of women they hire to at least 40 percent worldwide by 2017.

Accenture provides flexible working arrangements, and nearly every employee has the opportunity to work remotely. Benefits from maternity leave to childcare support are generous and progressive.

Dow Jones
Dow Jones is the former employer of Georgene and Romy, so we can vouch that it is indeed a great environment for women. We’re thrilled that Dow Jones was added to the Working Mother Top 100 this year.

Dow Jones has many women in senior leadership, including its CFO and Chief Customer Officer. The company allows extraordinary schedule flexibility and/or work-from-home arrangements. Dow Jones even has an extremely generous back-up daycare program which allows employees to receive up to 20 days of subsidized daycare a year. It’s great for those days when the nanny is sick or daycare is closed!

Mark Musgrave, Chief People Officer of Dow Jones, said, “Being identified as an employer of choice for working mothers is the result of our efforts to implement new programs that provide employees with an improved approach to work and life integration. Progress in supporting families is vital to the success of our company, and this is an honor and a testament to our commitment to supporting our employees and their families.”

GE
Despite being a 120+ year-old company, GE is highly progressive in its thinking as it relates to workplace policy. Many employees enjoy unlimited time off, remote and/or flexible working arrangements. The company runs a Leadership Practices program that supports female executives in career development and progression.

“We see diversity and inclusiveness as an essential part of our productivity, creativity, innovation and competitive advantage,” says GE.

Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson offers top-of-the-line parental benefits everything from on-site childcare to life and wellness coaching to free college counseling. In 2015, women achieved 50% of all promotions to executive positions.

As the company says, “We recognize that our differences bring richness to our work environments and help us better connect with new ways of thinking and the needs of the people we serve. Learn more about how our people and diversity help us better serve the needs of people in communities around the world.”

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Congratulations To The 2016 Working Mother Winners!

Congratulations To The 2016 Working Mother Winners!

Congratulations to our Fairygodboss Partners named “Best Companies For Women” 2016 by Working Mother Magazine . Working Mother M...

Congratulations to our Fairygodboss Partners named “Best Companies For Women” 2016 by Working Mother Magazine.

Working Mother Magazine is famous for its annual list of companies that go above and beyond to make their workplaces great. Working Mother performs extensive research to understand which companies explore industry-leading policies on equitable promotion, institutional support, paid leave and flexibility. This recognition is critically important -- not just for praising the companies who lead the way but also for establishing a blueprint for how all companies can improve over time.

We are thrilled that four of our Fairygodboss Launch Partners were named to the list this year. Here’s a brief snapshot of the great worked that has earned them this recognition:

Accenture
Accenture has been loud and clear about the importance of gender diversity to its corporate strategy: they were the first big consulting firm to publish race and gender diversity statistics in an effort to drive results. According to the company, “Accenture believes that gender equality is an essential element of an inclusive workplace, and we strive to create an environment where all of our people can be successful, both professionally and personally.” Accenture has pledged to grow the percentage of women they hire to at least 40 percent worldwide by 2017.

Accenture provides flexible working arrangements, and nearly every employee has the opportunity to work remotely. Benefits from maternity leave to childcare support are generous and progressive.

Dow Jones
Dow Jones is the former employer of Georgene and Romy, so we can vouch that it is indeed a great environment for women. We’re thrilled that Dow Jones was added to the Working Mother Top 100 this year.

Dow Jones has many women in senior leadership, including its CFO and Chief Customer Officer. The company allows extraordinary schedule flexibility and/or work-from-home arrangements. Dow Jones even has an extremely generous back-up daycare program which allows employees to receive up to 20 days of subsidized daycare a year. It’s great for those days when the nanny is sick or daycare is closed!

Mark Musgrave, Chief People Officer of Dow Jones, said, “Being identified as an employer of choice for working mothers is the result of our efforts to implement new programs that provide employees with an improved approach to work and life integration. Progress in supporting families is vital to the success of our company, and this is an honor and a testament to our commitment to supporting our employees and their families.”

GE
Despite being a 120+ year-old company, GE is highly progressive in its thinking as it relates to workplace policy. Many employees enjoy unlimited time off, remote and/or flexible working arrangements. The company runs a Leadership Practices program that supports female executives in career development and progression.

“We see diversity and inclusiveness as an essential part of our productivity, creativity, innovation and competitive advantage,” says GE.

Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson offers top-of-the-line parental benefits everything from on-site childcare to life and wellness coaching to free college counseling. In 2015, women achieved 50% of all promotions to executive positions.

As the company says, “We recognize that our differences bring richness to our work environments and help us better connect with new ways of thinking and the needs of the people we serve. Learn more about how our people and diversity help us better serve the needs of people in communities around the world.”

Fairygodboss

Fairygodboss is committed to improving the workplace and lives of women. 
Join us by reviewing your employer!

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